Red-faced but safe, Raje sarkar cancels cultural body nominations

Red-faced but safe, Raje sarkar cancels cultural body nominations

JAIPUR: A BJP state government can’t afford to offend Modi, but naturally! No surprises that the Vasundhara Raje government on Wednesday night cancelled the appointment of all 12 members to the governing body of Jawahar Kala Kendra who were nominated to the cultural body just 48 hours before. The Raje government was caught on the […]

No toilet? Can’t contest Bihar election!

No toilet? Can’t contest Bihar election!

Patna: You don’t have a toilet in your village home? You can’t contest Panchayat elections! Nobody will be able to contest elections under the three-tier panchayati raj system in Bihar if they do not have a toilet at home. Bihar, has 1.63 crore families without access to toilets, according to the public health engineering department […]

James Bond kiss snipped by Indian censor board

James Bond kiss snipped by Indian censor board

New Delhi: 007 cannot kiss for too long in India, thanks to the dictates of chief censor Pahlaj Nihalani had also “unofficially” reviewed the film “Spectre” and suggested the cutting the length of the kissing scenes! In yet another ‘nanny act’, Indian censors have shortened the lengths of two kissing scenes in the latest James […]

He said RSS and ISIS were both idiotic, repeats stance!

He said RSS and ISIS were both idiotic, repeats stance!

ALIGARH: He said that under the RSS, India is becoming mirror image of Pakistan. Irfan Habib is unfazed that he’s stirred up the hornet’s nest by his comparison of RSS and ISIS, in which he had claimed that both organizations were just as idiotic and ignorant. The historian, who is professor emeritus at Centre of […]

Village Chiefs may declare war on Meghalaya Chief Minister

Village Chiefs may declare war on Meghalaya Chief Minister

Shillong: Tribal village chiefs in Meghalaya have threatened storm the main secretariat in Shillong early next month if the Mukul Sangma-led coalition government continued to poke its nose into their business. The announcement was made at a public rally which was attended by over a lakh people here coming from at least six Khasi Jaintia […]

Private coal mining to continue in Meghalaya?

Private coal mining to continue in Meghalaya?

Shillong: Private coal miners in Meghalaya were a bit jittery, because of rumours that the Modi government might just decide to shut down their operations. Meghalaya is the only state in India with privately owned mines, operated by the locals. Not long ago, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) recommended the banning of coal mining in […]

Paskistan quake survivors desperate as winter approaches

Paskistan quake survivors desperate as winter approaches

“Winter is Coming” is more than a catch-phrase from a popular TV show. It’s a horrific reality for those ruined by the latest earthquake to hit Pakistan and Afghanistan. Desperate survivors bracing for a fourth freezing night in the rubble of their earthquake-flattened homes have appealed for aid as the Pakistan government said thousands more […]

New draft policy to take ‘flying to the masses’

New draft policy to take ‘flying to the masses’

NEW DELHI – Civil Aviation Secretary RN Choubey said ‘no frills airports’ would “take flying to the masses”. Air travel will become affordable for millions more Indians, says the Indian Government, introducing plans to revive ailing airports and connect rural areas that The  draft policy aims to bring down airfares to 2,500 rupees (S$54) per […]

Charging cell-phones injure little boys badly

Charging cell-phones injure little boys badly

BHOPAL (Madhya Pradesh): Here is another ‘freak mobile tragedy’. A 7-year-old boy lost all the fingers of his right hand after a mobile phone exploded in his hands in Rajgarh district on Monday.   The incident took place at Bilapura village under Pachor police station of the district at 8 am.   Ajay, son of […]

Garo Hills: IB officer’s corpse found in jungle

Garo Hills: IB officer’s corpse found in jungle

Shillong, Meghalaya: In September, insurgents kidnapped them – a month later their corpses were found in a jungle. Bodies of Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer Bikash Singh and a trader, who were kidnapped by insurgents in Meghalaya’s South Garo Hills district a month ago, were found buried in a jungle, says a report of the Press […]

‘Sonia is not Indira and Rahul is not Sanjay’

‘Sonia is not Indira and Rahul is not Sanjay’

It is time for ‘the grand old party’ to come up with astute leadership or forever flounder. In a yet-to be-released book, ‘The Chinar Leaves’ veteran Congress leader ML Fotedar has stated, “Rahul Gandhi’s leadership is unacceptable to the people of this country and Sonia Gandhi has her best years behind her. The party has […]

The Wailers are gonna Wake Up Shillong and Calcutta

The Wailers are gonna Wake Up Shillong and Calcutta

SHILLONG: For the reggae lovers of Meghalaya and the northeast, it’s the penultimate dream come true. ‘One world’ and one love of music is bound to rock the scene as the ‘buffalo soldiers’ will sing ‘no woman no cry’ even as hundreds of fans will weep tears of unrestrained joy. It’s the late Bob Marley’s […]

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